1. recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something

- She identified the man on the `wanted' poster

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: cognition, determine, set

2. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property

- The almanac identifies the auspicious months

Similar word(s): name

Definition categories: communication, denote, refer

3. consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

- He identified with the refugees

Definition categories: cognition, consider, reckon, regard, see, view

4. conceive of as united or associated

Definition categories: cognition, associate, colligate, connect, link, relate

5. identify as in botany or biology, for example

Similar word(s): describe, discover, distinguish, key, name

Definition categories: cognition

6. consider to be equal or the same

- He identified his brother as one of the fugitives

Definition categories: cognition, recognise, recognize